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Does Libreoffice open and read Openoffice documents? [closed]

asked 2013-08-05 21:07:42 +0200

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updated 2015-11-05 23:07:01 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I am considering changing my computer from Windows XP to Ubuntu, but I want to be able to read my Openoffice documents without a lot of hassle. Does Libreoffice have this capability?

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answered 2013-08-05 21:18:59 +0200

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Depends which file type you use for your documents. As far I know LibreOffice only removed the import filters for binary StarOffice files (like .swx etc) (see https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/ReleaseNotes/4.0#Feature_removal_.2F_deprecation). ODF, Word (.doc(x)), Excel (.xls(x)), Powerpoint (.ppt(x)), ... files will be imported like OpenOffice import it (or better :-) ).

I hope that's an answer to your question? PS: you can always install libreoffice on your XP computer to test it out. (download: http://www.libreoffice.org/download)

Kind regards,
Joren

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You can download LibreOffice Portable on Windows as well, just download it and test it before installing...

Ljiljan gravatar imageLjiljan ( 2013-08-05 23:03:04 +0200 )edit

As @Ljilian pointed already to portable versions. I keep the latest portable version of the 3.6 series because this version can still open very old file formats.

ROSt52 gravatar imageROSt52 ( 2013-08-06 15:45:30 +0200 )edit

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